I love to exercise. I also love trying new things. This should mean that I love ClassPass and all those other programs… right?
I’m not on ClassPass or FitReserve or any of those programs. Instead, I happily spend a ton of money on unlimited memberships and class packs at my favorite studios. While I love trying new things, I also know what works for my body. My regular teachers also know what works for my body, so they know when to adjust me. Plus, my membership at Cyc Fitness, the spin studio, means that I get to choose my bike every time – something that you can’t do on ClassPass or FitReserve.
I also like committing to a certain workout schedule and having a routine. I like mixing it up – which is why I go to spin, pilates, barre and yoga – but I also like going to certain teachers at certain hours. Sure, there are classes I have been wanting to try that I could probably do had I signed up for ClassPass, but I would also rather just go to the studio and see if they offer a first class free deal. I know most studios have special offers for first timers – the classes are usually either free or discounted.
I also love being in a community. I like going to Cyc and seeing friends that I’ve made there because we always take the same bikes. I like going to Flex Studios (where I do Pilates) and seeing the same familiar faces and eventually becoming friends. I was told by a teacher a long time ago that it’s harder to get to know their ClassPass students because there’s not the same sense of community – those students may not even come back to the same class.
But I also never say never. Maybe one day when I’m older, I’ll sign up for ClassPass. Until then, I’ll enjoy my workout communities and invest my money in unlimited studio memberships that benefit my physical and mental health. Yes, it’s a bit more costly, but I think there are more perks as well.
What’s your opinion on ClassPass and all of those other discounted class price programs?